Those travelling into Abu Dhabi will no longer need to take a DPI test prior to taking a PCR nasal swab test
6 September 2020| Last updated on 6 September 2020
You will need to take another PCR test if you want to stay in the emirate after 6 days
The Abu Dhabi government has announced a further update to the Covid-19 test rules for crossing the border into the capital.
According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office and The National Emergency and Crisis Department, UAE residents will need to either show a negative PCR test OR a negative DPI test, provided within the last 48 hours of the results.
DPI test results are no longer required prior to taking a PCR test, as of Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
"Starting Saturday, September 5, residents and visitors can enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR or DPI test result. DPI test results no longer require a prior PCR test," said in the official tweet.
An additional PCR test will be mandatory if a resident, tourist, or visitor in Abu Dhabi plans to stay in the capital for more than six days.
"Residents and visitors who stay for six consecutive days or more within Abu Dhabi emirate must now take a PCR test on the sixth day of each visit, in order to protect the health and safety of the community," said the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
If you have an appointment and pass your DPI test when you reach the Abu Dhabi border, you can enter the emirate.
If you do not pass the screening test, you must return to Dubai and take a full PCR test and return to the Abu Dhabi border.
Anyone who can present a negative PCR result taken within 48 hours will not need to book a DPI screening test at the border and will be allowed through to Abu Dhabi.
UAE officials reported 513 new Covid-19 cases, 2,443 recoveries, and zero deaths. The country's total number of confirmed cases is now at 73,984. There are currently 7,501 active cases of Coronavirus in the UAE.